Bruce Martin is an associate professor in the Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy at Ohio University. His teaching and research interests are focused on the practice of outdoor leadership and adventure programming. His BA in history is from Virginia Commonwealth University, and he holds MS degrees in Experiential Education from Minnesota State University and in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources from Colorado State University. His PhD in Social Foundations of Education is from the University of Virginia.
This is a practical, how-to book. The chapters in this book, written by professionals from backgrounds in both school and informal education, offer examples and activities utilizing many outdoor settings, from backyard and neighborhood to study abroad. You will find fresh ideas and useful resources for parenting infants to teens and college students, or teaching pK-16, or even teaching teachers, and it is all about the theory and practice of introducing children of all ages to the phenomena of nature and building upon their experiences to grow their naturalist intelligence and critical conscience.